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Clash Royale Tournament Update The Beginning of an eSport


A popular strategic mobile game which is developed and produced by Supercell named Clash Royale, has launched a new update in July and with that update we got introduced to the Tournament option.

The goal of this game is to form a deck of cards, with which the player can battle online in the arena against other players. Defeating them either by destroying their base or by doing more damage to the enemy base before the time runs out.

As stated earlier the new update implemented the option to do battle in the tournament, allowing players to compete for Gold and Cards, against each other, in a short-term competition. You need gems to create a tournament, 500 to be specific, and you need to grind XP to reach level 8 before you can participate or create a tournament. If you find yourself short on gems you should try getting free gems from legit websites.


The bigger the size of the tournament, the higher the Gem cost, but also, the more players join the tournament, the larger the rewards themselves. Rewards come in the form of chests where the largest prize a player can get is a chest with 15,000 cards.

The length of the tournament can be from 1 hour to 3 days, and the preparation time can take from 15 minutes to 2 hours long.

As the host you can choose three ways to create a tournament:

  • Open Where any player can take part in the tournament
  • Closed Where no one can join the tournament
  •  Password Protected Where a password must be entered before players can join, making the tournament private

Those that have entered the tournament can join battles at any time with each other, as long as they chose to, by pressing the battle button in the tournament interface. Same mechanics apply in the tournament as in regular battles, like getting gold if you win a battle. With the exception that there are limitations on the Crown Towers and the levels of the cards.

clash royale tournament tree

If you are not in battle, and you want to spectate the tournament battles, you can do so by clicking on the red button with an eye. You dont have to be in the tournament to have this option. Also, important to mention is that you wont lose your real trophies if you lose battles in the tournament.

Instead, you will lose tournament trophies, which reset for every tournament you join and they determine your rank in the tournament. Additionally, if the tournament has no matches, the creator will be refunded for the Gems he paid to start the tournament.

The tournaments have rules, just like in friendly battles.

Meaning, if the Kings level and cards levels are higher than the tournament threshold will have his levels lowered to the specified limit but if the Kings level or card levels are lower than they will be unchanged.

Let’s list the Kings and cards caps here:

  • The Kings Level is capped at level 9. Which means that each players King and Arena Towers cant be higher than level 9.
  • The maximum cap for Common Cards is at level 9.
  • The maximum cap for Rare Cards is at level 7.
  • The maximum cap for Epic Cards is at level 4.
  • The maximum cap for Legendary Cards is at level 1.

Furthermore, when the tournament ends the top 3 participants will get chests with a fixed number of cards, which depend on the size of the tournament that was created by the host.

The players final rank in the tournament determines the number of cards in the reward chests, but also available are chests that give gold, about 5-7 times the number of cards that should be in the chest.

tournament chest clash royale

There is a lot of controversy about the tournament rewards, as many players say the resources these tournaments reward dont provide the same worth as when you buy the chests directly (although we might have a possibility to get those resources for free).

But we think its a refreshing addition to the Clash Royale game, and we hope that this sets a precedent for the beginning of an eSport event, where players from all around the world can participate in tournaments and battle it out for grand prizes.

How to Properly Use Your Hog Rider in Clash Royale

How to Properly Use Your Hog Rider in Clash Royale

Clash Royale Hog Rider CardThe Hog Rider card is just one of the best cards in the game, and it can be totally fatal when used in a correct way. This card basically has everything: he has a lot of hit points, he is one of the fastest troops in the game, he has very decent damage per second, a level 5 Hog Rider with a 155 d.p.s. And the best thing is he goes straight for your opponents towers. He targets buildings and is going to go straight to the Crown Tower or defensive building with his massive hammer which will certainly cause some damage. Hog Rider can even jump over the river and small troops. All of these reasons makes him an excellent offensive Clash Royale card. A lot of you must have already heard of the combination of two cards Freeze Spell with Hog Rider which is considered to be one of the deadliest combos in the game, but here we are going to tell you about some attack strategies with Hog Rider that you may not yet heard of. This strategy will help you to better understand how Hog Rider card can be used and what are the best ways of utilizing the Hog Rider.

win Clash Royale with Hog Rider CardHere are some of the best decks or ideas that you can use with a Hog Rider. First, you can use a Battle deck with these cards: The Minion Horde, Cannon, Fireball, Arrows, Archers, Spear Goblins, Lightning and the most important card in this deck Hog Rider. This is how it works – The Minion Horde is an excellent defensive and offensive card. You can use it to remove a lot of big threats like Golems, PEKKAs, Inferno Towers and more. Also, you’re going to need a Cannon as a defensive structure to stop opposing Hog Riders or Prince from targeting your tower. Cards such as Fireball and Arrows are great so you can control swarm of hoards and troops. Archers and Spear Goblins are there to constantly pressure your opponent, to weaken its tower and then finish them off with your Hog Rider. So, that’s basically the idea of this Battle deck, to constantly pressure your opponent, weaken the towers and finish them off with Hog Rider. The spell card Lightning is a splendid combination with Hog Rider, because if Hog Rider is stopped by defenses, structures or buildings, with the Lightning spell you can weaken them, destroy those buildings, finish them off with maybe even a Fireball. And then you can use your Hog Rider to target their Arena Tower.

Hog Rider Unit in Clash Royale

You can also try out your strategy with Hog Rider with some of the other cards replaced. Instead of Lightning, you can use Freeze spell card. It is an excellent combination with your Hog Rider and it can be used with extreme effectiveness. You can freeze defensive structures, troops and allow your Hog Rider to target their Arena Towers freely. You can also replace your Cannon with even better defense card, Inferno Tower.

clash of clans and clash royale

How Did Clash Royale Release Impact Clash of Clans

As you already must know, Supercell released a new game in early January called Clash Royale, and it instantly shook the market of mobile games. A game worthy of kings. The game was released globally for iOS and Android on March 2, 2016. Not to be confused, the game is not a sequel to Clash of Clans, even though it has a lot of similarities it’s an entirely different game. Since Clash of Clans was a huge success, the developers didn’t want to tinker with the tested system or start all over. That is why Clash Royale is similar to Clash of Clans and has the same characters, troops, gems, elixir and more.

your clash royale kingdomAfter its release, Clash Royale became one of the most downloaded games, and it became number one in the U.S. on the top-grossing list on the iOS App Store, and also number one on Google Play downloads list. Unlike Clash of Clans, it delivers more action and less base building. Supercell created a game that is most likely going to hold top grossing chart for years to come. With the synchronous battles, short sessions, balanced cards and straightforward progress mechanics mixed under the hugely popular Clash of Clans brand it is designed to become a great success. Clash of Clans continues to be Supercell moneymaker, and it has proved to be the developers biggest hit, but it is possible that Clash Royale will become significantly more popular due to its high ratings. Within the game, there is Clash Royale community through which you can connect with other players and form Clash Royale clans where you can exchange cards or challenge each other to duels .

clash royale cards and units

Clash Royale owes it’s success to the fact that it combines several types of games and attracts customers of different profiles. Even though it represents a combination of several genres of mobile games, all elements are well integrated, and the game can be played equally well by both beginners and experienced players. The game is perfect for those who love strategy and MOBA games, card games and all of you who just love a little competition because it will wake up the competitive side even of the quietest players. The game is free and available for Android and iOS. If you have not already tried this game, we suggest you to do it right now. But ! Clash Royale is so addictive that once you try it, you will have quite a lot of problems to stop playing it. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

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